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Fast Friday - making cycling matter

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th February 2013
Fast Friday? Sometimes you can just start something and it can somehow grow into something much more - it can symbolise a complete new start or change. We aren’t 100% sure what Fast Friday have to do necessarily with Startacus, however both do embody and symbolise change, so that's perhaps why we like it! Fast Fridays is a community cycling ‘gang’ based in Athens who each F...
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Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th February 2013
Payroll Local with Brixton Pounds. Intrigued? Startacus outlines this London based initiative currently doing the rounds (and pay packets too).In 2009 Brixton, a district in South London followed other towns in England like Totnes in Devon and Strand in Gloucestershire, in introducing a form of local currency. Intended as an alternative to the pound sterling, it provides an interesting case study ...
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Naked Raver reveals all - a self interview on Startacus

by: ~ 20th February 2013
Founded by Joanne St.Clair and Daniel Orlick in September 2012, NAKED RAVER is a fun-filled adventure of Feminine Spirit. It is an exciting lifestyle brand for women: a festivity of their untapped potential, of their natural ability to uplift the hearts of others, and of their deep desire to inspire the imagination of the whole of humanity – at work, in the home, and at play. Startacus ...
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Don't Listen to the Naysayers!

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th January 2013
Make no mistake, starting a business is hard. There are going to be many setbacks, problems and hurdles to overcome. Like anything that is worth doing however, it is often done the least but will provide you with the greatest rewards. As well as having an extreme passion for business, entrepreneurship and technology I have always been very active. Specifically I like lifting heavy weights, a lot....
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So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th January 2013
So you want to be Mark Zuckerberg? Well if you do, these pointers from EntrepreneurXpress, might just help you out along the way...Anyone who is within 50 metres of a laptop or a computer or a phone would have herd of Mark Zuckerberg. Often called a genius, a mastermind and sometimes a villain (think about The Social network), Mark Zuckerberg is not only the world’s youngest billionaire but ...
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Self Development - What is it?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th November 2012
Joanne Bushby; Personal Development & Employability Coach, Stress Management, Usui Reiki Master Teacher & Energy Therapist (phew) asks "Self Development - What is it?"Self development is about raising yourself awareness, self esteem and self confidence all the things that are essential to being successful when taking the jump to setting up your own business. It is no good having a gre...
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Tips on managing your time when self-employed and working elsewhere

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th November 2012
Being self employed can be more of a juggling act than many other career paths because of the increased responsibility which is places upon you. The problem with self-employment is that most of the time unless you work with a business partner or employ staff, you have no one apart from yourself there to manage your responsibilities, duties and time. Often you can become disrupted, distracted by s...
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by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th September 2012
It’d be relatively safe to say that nowadays we’re all quite familiar with the whole 5 a day concept. Supermarkets, food manufacturers and even fast food outlets love to declare that one product or another constitutes one of your required daily 5 a day. Whether we all actually adhere to their recommendations though...that’s a whole other thing. However, we recently came acro...
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How to be Happy...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th September 2012
There comes a time in everyone's life when, no matter what you're doing, you feel a bit sad, demotivated and just a bit blue because it's September and it's raining outside and winter is just around the corner. Your work may be fine, family life fine but you just don’t feel too happy. When you're feeling this way, there are a few key things that you can do that can somehow make it all seem b...
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The importance of taking a Holiday if self employed...

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2012
We've all been there...Ring true? “I can’t take a holiday, I am self employed!” As tough as it may seem when you have stacks and stacks of work in front of you (or the panic of no work at all!), taking a holiday is a fundamental self management issue (albeit a really hard trick to perform!).However with a postive mentality in mind, Startacus explores the advantages of taking a ho...
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